Work-Based Learning for Businesses and Communities

Work-based learning (WBL) is a coordinated sequence of experiences designed to provide students with real-world learning through partnerships with local business and industry. These learning activities help a young person explore careers and choose an appropriate career path.



For you the business:
  • Positive promotion for your company in the community
  • Long-term workforce development
  • Exceptional employee productivity
For students you engage:
  • Reduces drop-out rates
  • Makes school relevant
  • Develops problem solving and life skills


Overall, Work-Based Learning experiences are guided by the terms in which you, the school, and the student agree upon. A training plan including assumptions and agreements is essential to the success of a program such as this. 

How do we start?

The first step is to engage with a school district in your community to discuss the opportunities for partnership. Contact our office at 614-728-3690 or visit the Ohio Educational Directory System to search for school district contact information. Utilize the resources below to begin your company's Work-based Learning program!

Take a look at this DRAFT Employer Guide to Work-Based Learning and companion document

Find Partners - 

  • Visit the SuccessBound Ohio website for a map of district business advisory councils, local schools, Career-Technical Planning District partners and more!

Sample Resources - 

Use the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal - 

  • The Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal is an important Employability or Professional Skill development tool. Find much more information about the seal and the 15 professional skills outlined on the SuccessBound Ohio website.

Last Modified: 7/23/2024 2:22:30 PM